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PhoenixNovelist
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   Posted 3/23/2009 1:12 PM (GMT -7)   
I've had panic/anxiety and a couple other emotional disorders since I was a teenager.  Now I'm 27, and am still living with my parents and receiving SSI.  I've found a decent medication combo, but I can't see myself going any further.  Has anybody been in this spot?  If you have and managed to move forward, how did you do it?

Howlyncat
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   Posted 3/23/2009 1:42 PM (GMT -7)   
A Warm HW Welcome to you Phoenix..........
I am so glad you have joined our Forums........
You are going to find plenty of support and caring here along with alot of good sage advice
I know I have

As for your queston I was already working as a young one and only had to retire and sell my retirement home due to illnesses
There were times I did have to live with Mom n Dad during some difficult days in my life but I got thru it by contining to keep up my goals and plans  and look for a way to get back out on my own..it is not easy at these times but there should/may be places to help you out as well.......local Churches...other Organizations...
Is it possible for you to find a small inexpensive place to start out with .........
And try living on your own or is that out of the question due to finances or other issues right now
Not trying to be too persoanl here but just asking a bit of background.......

What about counselling can you do that to help you get over the hump of not being able to get past this even with the meds ok.......
I am glad you have the combo of meds that work for you

PLZ do not think i am judging you as that is NOT what we do here
If I have asked you something you dont want to answer thats your right and I apologise in advance.....

I am sure others will be along to give you some better input than I have
I DO hope that you will stay with us as you are not alone.............

...........LYN


 DX: Crohns,Pyoderma Gangrenosum,Anxiety/Panic,
Fibro & Other DD

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  We Have Anxiety and Panic...................Anxiety and Panic DO NOT Have us         
   
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Post Edited (Howlyncat) : 3/23/2009 3:03:46 PM (GMT-6)


Raniah
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   Posted 3/23/2009 2:13 PM (GMT -7)   

Phoenix,

Lyn's suggestions are really good.  Re: getting some counselling, I hope you will consider it.....I've found it to be very helpful in my own situation.  It's great that you've found a good med combo.....and maybe you should also check the Resources on this thread - I've heard people say they've found the Mood Gym helpful....and that CBT has been helpful as well.  (My counselor uses CBT in her practice, so I work on that with her).  I hope you'll find what you need so that you can move forward in just the way you desire.


Howlyncat
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   Posted 3/23/2009 2:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks I do the Moodgym and for me it has helped out alot

Hoping you check out other threads and resources

LYN

Keep us posted
 DX: Crohns,Pyoderma Gangrenosum,Anxiety/Panic,
Fibro & Other DD

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                               Moderator@Alzheimer's..
              CO Moderator @ Anxiety and Panic........Co Moderator   @ Crohns                    
                            Keep The Fight Going..Or YOu Will Lose
               Look For The GOOD, Even At Your Lowest
  We Have Anxiety and Panic...................Anxiety and Panic DO NOT Have us         
   
                                     LYN


paniccu
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   Posted 3/23/2009 3:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey there and welcome! Why can't you see yourself going any further? What barriers are in your way? What can you do to get rid of them? You don't have to answer me, but answer these questions for yourself. You are still very young and you have your whole life ahead of you. Just take one day at a time and take small steps to being an independent person. You can do it!

PhoenixNovelist
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   Posted 3/23/2009 4:05 PM (GMT -7)   
thank you for the suggestions. what is the mood gym?

Howlyncat
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   Posted 3/23/2009 4:13 PM (GMT -7)   
MoodGym is a Cognitive behavioural Therapy Program you work on
If you go to Resources at top of page you will find the limk to it and it is able to be done online and free
I know like I said it has helped me so much and I have seen what others have accomplished with this

There is also Relaxation Techniques and Deep Breathing Tech's/Breathing to see if that will help out as well
I know the breathing gets me thru so many times in a panic situation..........
Or anxiety as well
I also am on Diazapam for yrs..........
YOU have anxiety n panic
Anxiety n Panic doesnt have you my friend
'FiGHT and stay with us
We will support you as best we can

LYN
 DX: Crohns,Pyoderma Gangrenosum,Anxiety/Panic,
Fibro & Other DD

Donate at  www.healingwell.com
 
                               Moderator@Alzheimer's..
              CO Moderator @ Anxiety and Panic........Co Moderator   @ Crohns                    
                            Keep The Fight Going..Or YOu Will Lose
               Look For The GOOD, Even At Your Lowest
  We Have Anxiety and Panic...................Anxiety and Panic DO NOT Have us         
   
                                     LYN


babblin5
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   Posted 3/24/2009 12:36 PM (GMT -7)   
People can and do recover from panic, anxiety, and depression. That being said, everyone is different and so we all get past it at our own rate, just like any other type of illness.

Some of the things I've realized about myself in my continuing effort are:

1. I'm more normal than I give myself credit for. Anxiety is a normal thing for everyone on the planet... I just overreact to it.
2. I have to take risks. It's natural to try and avoid unpleasantness, uncomfortableness, and painful situations, but when avoiding those keeps you from doing the things you love, then you've put yourself in a box.
3. I am a valuable member of society. My anxiety does not define or limit my capability to be kind, generous, or helpful to others. In fact, we are more sensitive to people and can relate to their struggles much more than most people. This doesn't make us weak, it makes us special.
4. I hate change more than the average person. I'm beginning to understand that change is inevitable, and try to embrace it now. My goal is to find peace in the fact that the only constant in this universe is change.
5. I can find things to laugh and smile about every day if I choose to do so. I try and make the right decision daily.... ;)

I hope that in some way what I've shared about myself can help you or give you some comfort or insight, but more than anything, I think it's important to remind ourselves that we are the same people we've always been, and there's no reason not to love and appreciate ourselves just as much now as we did when we weren't burdened with our anxiety disorder.

You are stronger than you think, and you WILL get past this! You have a wonderful family here to share your attempts and successes!
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Green Grove
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   Posted 3/24/2009 1:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Phoenix!

It is nice to meet you and you received such great advice that there is not much for me to say except hello, and I wish you the best on figuring out the plans for your future. I hope things start looking up for you!














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Howlyncat
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   Posted 3/24/2009 2:37 PM (GMT -7)   
I have come along way with anxiety n panic but I have to say that I dont think I will ever be totally clear of it
I do fight it
DAILY
I am a strong person but sometimes it can still kick ya down

I do TRY my dangdest to keep it at bay

PLUS
There are many factors with depression anxiety/panic ( chemical imbalances) that need to be treated
Not everyone is the same

I am glad you have gotten thru it all and beaten it .......LYN
 DX: Crohns,Pyoderma Gangrenosum,Anxiety/Panic,
Fibro & Other DD

Donate at  www.healingwell.com
 
                               Moderator@Alzheimer's..
              CO Moderator @ Anxiety and Panic........Co Moderator   @ Crohns                    
                            Keep The Fight Going..Or YOu Will Lose
               Look For The GOOD, Even At Your Lowest
  We Have Anxiety and Panic...................Anxiety and Panic DO NOT Have us         
   
                                     LYN


PhoenixNovelist
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   Posted 3/25/2009 11:29 AM (GMT -7)   
There's a writer's conference in may that I decided to attend. I'll be spending two nights on my own at a hotel. This is worrisome for me because i'm somewhat agorophobic, and I'll be away from home. I've made up my mind to do it though. Does anyone have any advice?

Post Edited (PhoenixNovelist) : 3/28/2009 6:43:49 AM (GMT-6)


stkitt
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   Posted 3/25/2009 1:57 PM (GMT -7)   

If you have a laptop computer, bring it with and get online here. Talk to us, surf the net.  They always have cable TV in hotels, watch a paid for view movie if they have one you really want to see or a funny show on the TV.

I love to roam the hotels, check out the media room, the pool area, the restaurants and lounge............oooooh my I may be a lounge lizard LOL smhair . I love to watch people.

If the weather is nice walk around the area if it is safe.  The rooms are always bigger then my own bedroom so I like to pretent like it is my own personal new space.

Tell yourself you are going on a  mini vacation and believe you will have fun.

Take care

Kitt


 

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ocean1
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   Posted 3/25/2009 4:16 PM (GMT -7)   

Welcome to healingwell.  There are so many great people here.

As for your "trip".  I couldn't say it any better than Kitt did.  I prepare myself ahead of time with lots of positive thoughts and the mini-vacation attitude and, if I feel safe at the hotel, wander around and people watch.  I've been known to just plant myself in the lobby on a couch or chair and just sit for an hour or more watching the people come and go.  And, if you find you can't leave the room, get on here and be with us.  We'll get you thru.  We all like to talk.


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Anxiety 2007; IBS 2004; Chronic Hives 2002.  Medications:  Allegra, Zantac, Xanax, Darvocet.

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